David Cameron is drawing up new immigration laws in response to rising anger over the number of EU migrants moving to Britain, according to the Sunday Telegraph.
The first details are expected in a Bill to be announced in the Queen’s Speech next week, a senior government source said.
The plans represent a concerted attempt to combat the rising popularity of the UK Independence Party which threatens to derail the Tories’ hopes of winning an outright parliamentary majority.
Measures under discussion include a law to discourage British-based companies from employing cheaper foreign workers, deporting unemployed Europeans after six months and a new “wealth test” to prevent vast numbers coming to Britain from the poorest EU countries.
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